An episode notable for the appearance of a very young Kirsten Dunst, I found this more notable for possibly being the only episode in which a delegation of telepaths come on board the Enterprise and Troi doesn't get mind-raped. This is an emotional episode which could have fallen a bit flat if not for the wonderful performance of Majel Barret. Lwaxana coming to terms with the trauma of her past is genuinely heartbreaking to watch and feels like it explains so much of her character over the years, and the gorgeous scene between Deanna and her father is equally poignant. It's a tough subject matter that's handled as gracefully as it could have been given the 45 minute time slot.

Outside of that, it's a little creepy (the stare on Maques' face when he's using telepathy is the stuff of nightmares) but it certainly doesn't deserve the disdain most fans seem to give it.

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Normally the episodes with Lwaxana are kinda funny, this one was sad. :( Actually the first Star Trek episode I shed a little tear.

And the guy was creepy, I‘ll have nightmares of him, staring at me with that face, trying to penetrate my brain.... Uuah. :D

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Someone must be cutting some very strong space onions in this episode.

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